11909 Meetinghouse Drive, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
In a Lakefront Town, the 55+ Community of Bailey's Glen Has Single Family Homes, Condos, Clubhouses, a Cyber Cafe, Pocket Parks, a Dog Park, a Woodworking Shop, Three Swimming Pools, a Putting Green and More
Located in Cornelius, a small town on the shores of sprawling Lake Norman in western North Carolina, 55+ Bailey's Glen got its start in 2006. The builder, South Creek Homes, has a reputation for customer service and flexibility. When the community is complete it should have nearly 545 single family homes and 125 luxury condominiums.
The community has several different neighborhoods with single family homes that come in four collections and 18 different floor plans. Most are one story and range in size from 1,273 square feet to nearly 3,400 square feet. Lower-priced Cottage styles have a spacious kitchen and options for a screened porch. Higher-priced Premier homes have three bedrooms, loft options, a great room and a fireplace. All properties have a garage; some of these are in the front of the house, and some are in the rear. Exteriors are brick and vinyl, and each dwelling has a small front porch and a small lawn. The condos have six floor plans with sizes ranging from 1,297 square feet to 1,584 square feet with one to two bedrooms and one to two baths. The community is compact with homes sitting close to one another.
Prices begin in the mid-$300,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Bailey Glen has (or soon will have) three clubhouses, a cyber cafe, a woodworking shop, an auto hobby shop, three swimming pools, a community garden, seven pocket parks, a putting green, a dog park and biking trails and more. An on-site lifestyle director helps plan movie nights, classes, and excursions. Residents go apple picking, wine tasting, and go-cart racing.
The community is has wooded land on three sides and is minutes from uptown Charlotte. Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson are also nearby. Lake Norman is just six miles to the west of Bailey's Glen and its 500 miles of shoreline offer endless possibilities for kayaking, fishing, and power boating. Small town Cornelius sponsors outdoor movies and the Old Town Jazz Festival. Davidson hosts a gallery crawl and concerts on its village green.
Cornelius does not have a hosptital, but Presbyterian Hospital is eight miles away in Huntersville and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has hot, humid summers with temperatures in the 80s and 90s and mild winters with temperatures in 40s, 50s, 60s. On average, 45 inches of rain fall each year.
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Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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